Flying Machines

 

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Introduction/Overview

Who Glengormley High School and St. MacNissi’s Primary School
Duration 10 weeks
Key Stages 2 and 3
Subject Strands Science, Technology and Design and Mathematics
Cross-curricular Skills Using Maths and Using ICT
Key Elements Employability and Education for Sustainable Development
Business Links Bombardier

For the first four weeks of the project, pupils from both schools worked together on common activities at Glengormley High School. Pupils then spent a further five weeks working in their own schools on different but related activities. At the end of the project pupils from both schools came together to share and evaluate their learning.

Science and Technology activities included discussions around how new technologies have influenced aircraft design and touched on some of the environmental issues around flying. There was also an emphasis on the world of work and Employability.